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Day 18) No Smoking

Welcome to day number 18. Today we want to share with you the effects of smoking on the spine.  You probably already know that smoking is not a healthy habit.  But most people are unaware that the toxins from smoking can increase the rate of degeneration and arthritis in the spine.  One recent study showed that smokers have a 50% higher likelihood of developing severe degenerative disc disease than non-smokers.

The spinal disc not only degenerates at faster rates with smokers, but when you stop smoking, it doesn’t regenerate on its own. In fact, in the study, they said that you need to seek out other therapeutics, like chiropractic, like mobility exercises (spinal hygiene exercises), things that will actually restore that function and help to regenerate those discs.  Watch the video below now…

Below you’ll find a link to the spinal hygiene kit, instruction sheet, and videos that will walk you through, step-by-step, exactly how to do all of the exercises.
Please make a commitment to doing these exercises every day. Below this video, you’ll find another link as well, it’s a link to a survey. I’m going to ask you a couple of questions about how you’re doing and how you’re feeling every day throughout these 21 days. This is a great way to keep yourself accountable. We want to make sure you’ve filled out and submitted that survey every day!

You can do this. I know you can. It’s going to be life changing. All right, go get those exercises done, and I’ll see you in the next video!

ROM Stretch

Spinal Molding

Resistance Band

Wobble Disc

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